Sunday, January 3, 2010
We have really been enjoying the birds outside our breakfast room window. I got a new feeder for Christmas and something that I should have bought a long time ago - a de-icer for the bird bath. We have had some frigid temperatures this past week and this coming week temperatures are suppose to stay below freezing all week long. Lows will get down in the single digits at night. I dread seeing the next electric bill but looking on the bright side, maybe the cold will kill the mosquitoes.
The de-icer is great. Since most of the water is frozen everywhere, the birds flock to it in the mornings. I see more robins at the bird bath than any other bird. They must stay thirsty.
Today was sunny and cold and the bird feeders were very active. Some of the visitors were:
Carolina Chickadee - I love these little birds.
I really adore the little Goldfinches. The yellow coloring gets more vibrant as spring approaches. I'm always amused at how they love to eat hanging upside down.
Another little cutie is the Tufted Titmouse -
And then there are some birds that I'm unsure about. Is this pretty little red bird a Purple Finch?
And who is this little bird?
These photos were taken in the afternoon. There is even a greater variety in early morning, with blue jays, cardinals and other birds making their rounds.